January 22, 2016

Smiles and Orts


Catalina from above, 2015.

  • Everyone has been telling me that I am so happy these days.  They should feel lucky I stayed home with my bronchitis.  Napping a lot makes me a very happy, weller person….if there is such a word.
  • Computer woes.  I was never able to get into either my doctor’s Scripps page or the imaging page to see what they want me to see.  After another one of those “naps,” I was able to blow it all off.  They did let me know by both letter and phone call too.  Managed to get a follow up appointment without accessing “my” pages.
  • Oldest daughter is still speaking to me.  I’m really pleased about that.  I even made her laugh yesterday.  Youngest daughter can see well at last now both eyes are done.  G and I are waiting for her hospital and doctor’s bills, and his, before we contemplate our next trip.  The last was Catalina, and I have hope the next will be Yosemite.
  • Me, me, me:  After caretaking my eldest, I came home to caretake me….to simplify my own home.  Banish clutter to where?  My surfaces now look clean, and life has been banished to the bookcases.  Made me laugh.
  • G’s birthday.  I knew he wanted something electronic for his birthday, but he surprised me with his request.  He wanted a fancy new Keurig.  I knew they made one single sized cup.  I didn’t know that they made one giant cup too.  They do.  Nice clear, good tasting coffee.  I cleaned out the Mr. Coffee, which is what it really needed, and got it ready for storage.
  • I haven’t tried to combine going to the pool and work on the same day yet.  Today I stayed home yet again, but next week I might be brave.  Maybe next Wednesday I can do both.
  • Gratitude too:  That Lois Mc Master Boujold has a new Vorkosigan book coming out the first of next month.  I called my local independent bookstore to put my name on one, and I asked the girl, yes you can tell a girl’s voice from a woman’s voice, if she had read them yet.  “No,” she told me. I went into my spiel about how wonderful they were, and when she looked them up she said, “Oh, that’s why we ordered so many.”
  • Gratitudes: That I am feeling so much better.  That we have breakfast out with friends both Saturday and Sunday.  That the sun will come out at some point today.  What more could one ask?


  • 4 comments:

    1. My contention is that there is no such thing as a bad nap. You've been busy with family. Such a blessing to be able to help out where you can. Have a great weekend!

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    2. The change in weather has been hard, I imagine. I'm glad you are up and running again, so to speak.

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    3. I find this a difficult time of year and am also napping at the drop of a hat. I believe in listening to my body and if there is ice I shall hibernate.

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    4. Good gracious! You are so busy, but you're a good mother. I hope you get many naps in. I take them whenever I can.

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